Gran Arzuaga Ribera del Duero
Bodegas Arzuaga
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

Gran Arzuaga is a special cuvee coming from the selection of vineyards on the two banks of the Duero River. Tempranillo is planted in the Olivares de Duero area and Cabernet Sauvignon in La Planta estate that rich in limestone soils. Both areas bring richness and typical characters to the wine.

Tasting notes:
The wine has a bright cherry red color with violet rims. On the nose, it shows great aromatic complexity. In the first place, the primary aromas of red fruits such as blackberry predominate, herbaceous and floral touches that give way to tertiary aromas where balsamic and spicy aromas stand out. On the palate the wine is creamy and silky, with a fresh entry that quickly becomes meaty and unctuous as it goes through the mouth.

Ribera del Duero
Wine Type
92% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Age of vines
Average 70 years
Soil type
Tempranillo and Cab Sauv planted on chalky soils. Albillo planted on clay, sand and stony vineyards.
After carrying out the manual harvest, each variety separately, in boxes of no more than 10 kg and passing through the selection table, the Tempranillo is vatted in 500-litre French barrels and the Cabernet Sauvignon separately in the same type of barrels. After 4 days of cold maceration at 14ºC, alcoholic fermentation began, reaching 29ºC. 20 days were necessary to carry out the previous processes together with the post-fermentation maceration before introducing the wine into the 228-litre barrels. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging under its fine lees were carried out in them. For 35 months without making any movement or racking, the aging took place in the barrels of very fine grains mentioned above.
350 (9-liter cases)

Perfect with Roast Lamb, Meat Stews, and even dark Chocolate.

Reviews and News

2018 Gran Arzuaga Ribera del Duero - 94 PTS - JS

2018 Gran Arzuaga Ribera del Duero - 94 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Generous, full-bodied and flavorful with notes of spiced plums, coconuts, grilled rosemary, coffee and cassis. Gorgeously supple and plush, with well-integrated tannins and a tasty, savory finish. Tinto fino and albillo. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (April 2023), 94 pts

2018 Gran Arzuaga Ribera del Duero - 93 PTS - TA

2018 Gran Arzuaga Ribera del Duero - 93 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Gran Arzuaga is all sourced from Arzuaga Navarro's own vineyards in Valladolid, with the Tinto Fino from Olivares de Duero and the 8% Cabernet Sauvignon from the higher altitude Finca La Planta. Aged for 35 months in French oak, it's perfumed, intense and chalky, with substantial acidity for a wine with 15% alcohol and the concentration to age. 2025-35"

- Tim Atkin (Ribera del Duero 2022 Special Report), 93 pts

Producer Information: Bodegas Arzuaga

Florentino Arzuaga founded Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro in the early 1990’s, after purchasing La Planta estate.

La Planta estate is in the heart of Arzuaga’s extensive vineyards in Quintanilla de Onésimo. The estate, ...
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